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04-26-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 726
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have three bikes with disc brakes (one...

I have three bikes with disc brakes (one mechanical, two hydraulic) and a number of bikes with rim brakes. I personally will not buy another new bike without disc brakes, preferably hydraulic, and...
04-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would say it is an adapter to use a wheel with...

I would say it is an adapter to use a wheel with a through axle into a fork made for a traditional QR. There are 20 mm though axles.
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11,624
Views: 2,406,380
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I am willing to bet that is from something...

I am willing to bet that is from something hitting them while the car is moving.
03-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I believe you have already identified the...

I believe you have already identified the advantage to B. If you have no other adjustability in the cable it is good to go this way.
03-20-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I agree that the axle can't be broken, but the...

I agree that the axle can't be broken, but the hub itself can be bent at the freehub threads in a hard hit, just enough so the freehub wobbles but it wold never touch the axle. I have also seen bent...
03-19-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By bikeaddiction1

In my experience, when the entire freewheel...

In my experience, when the entire freewheel cluster is wobbling back and forth with each revolution it is the wheel hub that is the problem. One of the issues with freewheels (verses freehub and...
03-18-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Most stems are designed somewhat symmetrical and...

Most stems are designed somewhat symmetrical and can be flipped with no problems. Looking at 3t mutant photos it appears to have more material along it's length at the top which would allow for...
03-05-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Correct

Correct
03-03-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice! Thanks for sharing this.

Nice! Thanks for sharing this.
03-02-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Mine is also Columbus ChroMor.

Mine is also Columbus ChroMor.
03-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If the post is slipping something else is wrong...

If the post is slipping something else is wrong and you need to use carbon assembly paste.

Now that it is glued you will have trouble using enough heat to soften the adhesive without damaging the...
03-01-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By bikeaddiction1

You can find all the Miyata catalogues here:...

You can find all the Miyata catalogues here: https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
If you look through them they usually show the colours for each model and year as well as pictures...
03-01-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have the same 1989 bike that a finished...

I have the same 1989 bike that a finished overhauling in January. it is a deeper green/blue colour with white seat and bars. I don't know if the colour was for the Canadian market or was available...
02-28-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have been on casual rides, long touring rides,...

I have been on casual rides, long touring rides, and mountain bike rides where people badly bend or break their derailleur hanger. Some where from obvious impact and some where hard to tell why they...
02-25-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If you google "bicycle rear rack installation...

If you google "bicycle rear rack installation with p clamp" you will see a number of examples.
02-24-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By bikeaddiction1

When I do a vintage bike I take them completely...

When I do a vintage bike I take them completely apart right down to the bearings and soak and clean and sometimes polish everything. I've got it now so I can do a bike in eight hours or less if, and...
02-24-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I actually just found in an online magazine...

I actually just found in an online magazine archive, a 20 April 1989 now magazine had a list of Toronto Bike stores and had this:...
02-24-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Anyone ever heard of Di Salle Bicycles? Vintage Campy Group Set.

I just finished overhauling a bike of a manufacturer I have never heard of. The bike just says "Di Salle" on the down tube and the head tube says Di Salle Bicycles, Toronto Canada. Based on looking...
02-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That's it, except for frame colour, and I...

That's it, except for frame colour, and I installed a women's saddle and shorter stem to fit her better. The welds are really nice on Cannondale Aluminum frames which are obviously machined smooth...
02-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I fixed up an M800 for my sister in law. It was...

I fixed up an M800 for my sister in law. It was purple with matching anodizing on the brakes. I showed her your post and asked what she thought. She likes it but she does not want to polish. The...
02-19-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I like the bare polished look, but do you have...

I like the bare polished look, but do you have any surface protection other that polish? I am wondering how this would stand up to corrosion. Admittedly, most corrosion I have seen on aluminium bikes...
02-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would trim off the little flap of tape so the...

I would trim off the little flap of tape so the tire bead can't catch it as you are inflating it and leave it as is. It should not leak there and it does not extend out to where the tire bead will...
02-15-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By bikeaddiction1

A picture would help. It depends what is beneath...

A picture would help. It depends what is beneath the flaw. If is is on a part of the rim where fluid cannot escape through the flaw and the flaw is not close to a spoke hole etc. you can probably...
02-14-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I thought about that too as I started to uncover...

I thought about that too as I started to uncover changes to the bikes. I don't believe the last owner who had no work shop, did these changes and based on the cobwebs, dirt, rotten tubes and tires,...
02-13-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Could very well be, but I got another bike at the...

Could very well be, but I got another bike at the same time as this with the same paint and a few aftermarket differences and a weird component mix that make me think it was modified. That bike is...
02-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I stripped paint off of the seats take apps . It...

I stripped paint off of the seats take apps . It looks to me like the Bianchi emblem on the seat stay cap is brazed out as well. I have no idea why somebody would do that. Anyway, does this help...
02-12-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I will do this tomorrow and get back to you. I...

I will do this tomorrow and get back to you. I will not be surprised to find more interesting details.

I am really appreciating all the input I am getting here, but having been on the BF for a...
02-12-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I'm also thinking that the front derailleur is...

I'm also thinking that the front derailleur is not original as the clamp seems to be spread to go around the tube diameter. Lots of fun.
02-12-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I thought I could see some markings through the...

I thought I could see some markings through the paint on the lug at the top end of the down tube. I took some paint stripper to it and lo and behold I see a "B" that looks like it has been filled in...
02-12-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

It is hardly worn at all, just rusty. I plan to...

It is hardly worn at all, just rusty. I plan to clean it up and keep it.
02-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

The fork dropouts say Campagnolo. There are no...

The fork dropouts say Campagnolo. There are no markings on the rear
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02-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Need Bianchi and Campagnolo Identification Help

I would like to tap into the knowledge base on this forum. This is the latest bike I have pulled from my pile to work on. I believe it is a Bianchi because of the "B" stamped in the fork crown. I...
02-06-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Don't waste your time, just send it to me :), ...

Don't waste your time, just send it to me :),

Seriously though, I have overhauled, restored, or whatever you want to call it, more bikes than I can count that are in this condition. If you are new...
02-05-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,663
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have owned a few, and still have two, early...

I have owned a few, and still have two, early 80's steel framed Nishiki road bikes that say "Designed by Norco" on the left chain stay.
02-03-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By bikeaddiction1

To me your price seams too low. Maybe someone who...

To me your price seams too low. Maybe someone who does not understand what it is thinks it is a cheep bike and moves on. I would move it up to $250 and be patient unless you are in a hurry to get rid...
02-03-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a big user of clip in SPD pedals on all my...

As a big user of clip in SPD pedals on all my bikes, you might be surprised that I would say to learn and develop your skills on flats and then determine if SPDs are the way you want to go. I think...
Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have a Martin Backpacker, and while your...

I have a Martin Backpacker, and while your observations have merit it does have some big benefits. It is 36" long which does mean you need to stick it out the back (not so far as to need a red flag)...
01-29-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would say that due to its age and remaining...

I would say that due to its age and remaining components it is not a highly collectable vintage model. Based on that I would not worry about OEM parts and restoring it to original, but put on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That is pretty much what I do too, but I also...

That is pretty much what I do too, but I also check alignment with a frame alignment gage between each movement, as well as where the dropout spacing is at. I have a ***-2 Park tool but the string...
01-21-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,369
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I know an Orthopedic Surgeon who, when he found...

I know an Orthopedic Surgeon who, when he found out I road a motorcycle said, "You guys are responsible for half our business. Not the young guys, they just kill themselves. Its the older riders we...
01-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,369
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Most people I know that ride a motorcycle have an...

Most people I know that ride a motorcycle have an armored jacket or at least a leather jacket and many wear armoured pants or at least Kevlar liner jeans. The guys I ride with are not very young...
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,369
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Looks like the other side is about to break in...

Looks like the other side is about to break in the same place.

BTW, sorry to change the topic, but I had to use your "bolt the wench to the BB cup" method this week to get a stubborn RH BB cup...
01-18-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Yes, that is correct.

Yes, that is correct.
01-18-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By bikeaddiction1

ISO right hand Campagnolo bottom bracket cup....

ISO right hand Campagnolo bottom bracket cup. 1.370" x 24. The photos are pulled from the web but mine is identical except that it is cracked. I have lots of other cups that are the correct thread...
01-14-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,792
Posted By bikeaddiction1

What bike is that? I have a 1977 Peugeot PY-10...

What bike is that? I have a 1977 Peugeot PY-10 with gold anodized Simplex drive train and Mavic brakes. I have not seen another bike with gold components.
01-14-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,792
Posted By bikeaddiction1

It is just as hard on your drive train when...

It is just as hard on your drive train when shifting under load with modern indexed shifters. The derailleur doesn't know what type of shifter you are using. You just don't feel it in your fingers as...
01-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,792
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I really like modern indexed shifting at your...

I really like modern indexed shifting at your fingertips where you don't have to let go of the bars in a technical situation in order to shift. That being said, downtube shifters work very well, cost...
01-14-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,792
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I am 6'4" and do not find it to be an issue. The...

I am 6'4" and do not find it to be an issue. The taller you are, the longer your arms are to reach the shifters.
01-13-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By bikeaddiction1

The bike looks to be in awesome shape. That being...

The bike looks to be in awesome shape. That being said you can tell it is a lower end model by the suicide brakes, stem shifters, steel pedals, chain guard on the crank, and large dork disk on the...
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